Special Events 2017
Bank Holiday Monday 29th May - I want to Ride my Bicycle!
An event focussing on 'two wheeled' items in our collection, including demonstrations of vintage and historic bicycles. See a Boneshaker, Penny Farthing and perhaps a Raleigh Bomber. Reduced admission for visitors who arrive by cycle.
Saturday 24th June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival (all attraction entry ticket £9.50) - Event sponsored by Scograil Model Railways
Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scograil Model Railways using historic vehicles. A modellers dream! Accompanied children £1*. Other attractions en-route - see website for details. 10.30am - 4.30pm (*joint event ticket holders only)
Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back)
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm.
Bank Holiday Monday 28th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very popular event! 11am-4pm.
Saturday 7th October - Classic Vehicles Day
An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.
Saturday 21st October - Wheels by Lamplight
An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).
Sunday 19th November - Classic Buses and Coaches
An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am - 4pm.
Sunday 3rd December - The Christmas Cracker
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Festive decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you in the Christmas mood. Come and ride on a selection of our fire engines and buses, then meet Santa in his grotto. 11am - 4pm. (Entry to the grotto £1 extra, which includes a gift).